Omaha Police have made an arrest in the death of Melissa Rodreguez. 19-year-old Mikael D. Loyd of Omaha, who was questioned earlier by police was arrested Friday night and charged with 1st Degree Murder.
Rodreguez's body was found Thursday morning in a freshly-dug grave at Graceland Park Cemetery; 42 and L. Which was six blocks from her home.
According to an affidavit, Rodriguez was assaulted on June 11. Officers who spoke with her reported that she had bruises on her arms and legs, but Rodriguez said she didn't want to press charges.
Her family members voiced concerns that she was in an abusive relationship.